Scientist I

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Job posting number: #7182466 (Ref:hh-63921BR)

Posted: September 27, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Description
What you'll do: 
  • Plans strategy for experiments and timelines to execute project goals.
  • Independently designs and conducts experiments. With minimal supervision, organizes and interprets data.
  • Serve as project coordinator for the radiation program. This includes enabling team communication by scheduling regular meetings, preparing materials for presentation, proactively identifying and addressing resource challenges, onboarding new employees and managing designated lab space and equipment by liaising with the operations team.
  • Conduct and support team meetings and presentations; participates in team discussions with impact on scientific strategy.
  • Contribute to the preparation of manuscripts, grant applications, and patent applications
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.
Basic Qualifications
What you'll need:
  • A Bachelor’s degree required in Cell Biology or Bioengineering with at least 4 years of experience involving aseptic primary cell culture and biology techniques, such as ELISA, qPCR, microscopy or related experience required. Advanced education may count towards years of experience.
Working Conditions
This is an in-person position based on our campus in Boston. Subject to business needs, the Wyss Institute generally supports flexible work arrangements.

The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up-to-date on CDC-recommended vaccines.

Additional Qualifications and Skills
Desirable Skills:
  • Advanced degree in Cell Biology or Bioengineering preferred.
  • Candidates with experience in multiple primary cell types in milestone-driven environments such as biotech or pharma, will be strongly considered.
  • Experience with cell culture in microfluidic device/three-dimensional cell culture/bioprinting is a plus.
  • Ability to work well independently and to collaborate with a multidisciplinary group is essential.
  • The candidate should be proficient with personal computers and applicable software packages (Microsoft Office).
  • Additional experience in analysis software such as Prism, R, Imaris is a plus. Good written and oral communication skills are essential.
  • The candidate should be highly motivated, detail-oriented, organized, and able to take initiative.
  • Experience in the preparation of technical reports, journal articles and presentations.
Additional Information

Harvard is unable to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Why you’ll like working with us:

At the Wyss Institute, you’re a member of a supportive, dynamic community that is united by its shared goal of changing the world through groundbreaking technology development and commercialization. We encourage your professional growth and development through mentorship and tuition reimbursement to support continued learning, and more. We also support your physical, financial, and mental well-being through generous time off benefits, gym reimbursements, and other programs offered through Harvard. Our community will be relocating to a new, state of the art life sciences building in the lively Fenway neighborhood in late summer 2023, where you will have access to multiple amenities including a roof terrace with stunning views of Boston and proximity to numerous restaurants and cultural attractions. We value an inclusive and diverse workforce, and believe that our differences enrich the work environment for all.

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Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

As a collaborative organization, we at the Wyss Institute know that great innovation happens when diverse perspectives come together to solve problems. As a result, we are committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion and connectedness both in and out of the lab. When recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you will bring in terms of education, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, religion, disability, and sexual orientation. We believe these differences in background, experience, and perspective enrich our work environment and are essential to our mission of solving complex problems through technology development and translation.

EEO Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Harvard Medical School strives to cultivate an environment that promotes inclusiveness and collaboration among students, faculty and staff and to create new avenues for discussion that will advance our shared mission to improve the health of people throughout the world.

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